Recommend Hard Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johnny5a, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. johnny5a macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have a MBP17, bought in Feb 2009, the HDD is a 320Gb 7200RPM. Looks like I have run out of space and cannot clear much more off, because of the number of VMs I'm running.

    So can someone recommend a new HDD for me, 750GB or 1TB would be good but they seem to be only 5400RPM drives.

    Thanks
    John
     
  2. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    you can get 500gb 7200rpm drives quite easily
    but a 5400 rpm drive isn't that much slower than a 7200rpm.
    may be better for you to get a 640gb 5400rpm drive or bigger
     
  3. bt22 macrumors 6502

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    Hello, I have a 13 mbp and I just updated my hard drive. I have the 2.26 c2d and I tried the WD Scorpio Blue. My computed was very sluggish with this drive. I returned that drive and got the Seagate Momentus 500gb 5400 rpm. My computer runs much better with this drive. I do notice a bit more vibration with this drive v/s the original 160gb drive,but I am enjoying the extra space. Especially now that I am sinking my iPad with my mbp and need most of my content available. Hope this helps a little.

    Bobby
     
  4. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    Seagate Momentus XT 500GB

    Its the single fastest 7200RPM 500GB 2.5 inch HDD available.
     
  5. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    I wish this were easier to find (here in Canada at least)!

    As mentioned, you can get 750 & 1tb notebook drives now, but they're 5400 and 5200rpm's respectively. If you want 7200, 500gb is the largest you'll find.

    I have no experience with it, but WD's 750gb drive gets decent reviews online:
    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=815
     
  6. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    What about this Seagate 750GB 7200RPM drive?

    Unfortunately, I can't find a store that has it in stock. Any ideas?
     

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